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9 Delicious Southern Recipes

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Whether you’re a Southern cook, are hopping on board with a new food trend, or are planning an Oscar party and looking for ideas that tie into the themes of Beasts of the Southern Wild or Django Unchained, here’s some delicious southern-inspired fare that’s worth a taste. From pecan pie to homemade biscuits and sweet potato sides, you’re sure to find some new favorites for your family table.

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  • Fried Chicken 1 of 9
    Fried Chicken
    Fried chicken is a must on any proper southern table - it makes a perfectly inspired meal, surrounded by biscuits or cornbread, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cobbler for dessert!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Maple Spiced Glazed Sweet Potatoes 2 of 9
    Maple Spiced Glazed Sweet Potatoes
    Most sweet potato recipes contain gobs of sticky sweet marshmallows, brown sugar and butter; in this version, a light spice accent brings these gorgeous, healthy, naturally sweet sweet potatoes to life.
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits 3 of 9
    Sweet Potato Biscuits
    What's more southern than a biscuit, made with sweet potatoes? A delicious combination! A great addition to your bread basket, sweet potato biscuits are simple to make - easier than buns made from scratch - with the added flavour of sweet potatoes.
    Canolainfo has the recipe!
  • Cream Biscuits 4 of 9
    Cream Biscuits
    Everyone in the south knows how to make a good biscuit - here's an easy recipe for light, fluffy biscuits to serve with anything from fried chicken to clotted cream and jam.
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Classic Pecan Pie 5 of 9
    Classic Pecan Pie
    Here's a classic pecan pie recipe for beginners - a sure success even if you've never baked one before.
    The Babble has the recipe!
  • Cornbread with Garlic Butter & Cheese 6 of 9
    Cornbread with Garlic Butter & Cheese
    Cornbread is a Southern staple; this version is topped with garlic butter and cheese, then toasted. Yum!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Peach Cobbler in a Jar 7 of 9
    Peach Cobbler in a Jar
    Individual peach cobblers, baked in jars, make great party fare - everyone can eat them on the couch, and the single-serving jars guarantee they'll be easy to serve.
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Hummingbird Cake 8 of 9
    Hummingbird Cake
    Old-fashioned cakes like this hummingbird cake, made with crushed pineapple and bananas, topped with cream cheese frosting and crushed pecans, are common in southern kitchens.
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes 9 of 9
    Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes
    Butter! Pecans! Sweet potatoes! It doesn't get much better - or more southern - than fresh pecans and dark-fleshed yams. Photo: Martha Stewart Living
    Martha Stewart has the recipe!

Find more of Julie’s recipes and ideas at her blog, Dinner with Julie. You can also join her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or find more of her posts at the Family Kitchen.

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